The Importance of Training Staff About Dental Codes!

Dental codes are an integral part of filing claims and getting paid in dentistry. These codes convey a lot of information to the payer about each visit. The correct codes will tell the insurance company what procedures were performed and why. It’s a standardized method of sharing data about diagnosis, treatment, and procedures. Why Should You…

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How Cloud EHR Can Save You Money

Every practice owner has to keep track of numbers, financial or otherwise. Most dentists don’t have formal training in accounting but you still have to manage the finances. It can be quite a challenging task. At the end of the day, the amount left in your bank account after paying the bills is what’s important.

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How Dental Care Costs vary Across the US

Many variables affect the profitability of a dental practice. One of them is your fee schedule. No clinic can afford to keep their fees unchanged for years at a time. You have to periodically revise the fees to accurately reflect costs, market characteristics, and other factors. Even if you don’t actually change your fees, it is a good idea to…

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Dental EDR and Software – A Bright Future

There is no dearth of negative headlines about EDR software. Security breaches, data theft, poor interoperability, and lack of standardization are just a few complaints surrounding dental EDR software. Many practices complain that their productivity dropped after deploying an EDR, while not all dental professionals are comfortable with technology.

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Social Media for My Dental Practice – Where Do I Start?

Offline marketing channels like TV and print advertisements are losing traction in today’s digital world. While word-of-mouth is still the best source of new patients for any dental practice, where and how people are talking about you is changing. A decade ago, patient referrals happened in person or over the phone. Now, the conversation has moved…

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Tracking Employee Time Sheets in a Dental Office

Managing your own dental practice comes with a dual set of responsibilities. Not only do you have to be a good dentist and provide superior care to patients but you also have to manage the business aspects of the practice. That means dealing with employees, expenses, payroll, purchasing and maintaining equipment and so on.

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Disruption in the Dental Industry – Is it Necessary?

The dental care industry is in equilibrium. Like the rest of the healthcare system, there are income and racial disparities we need to overcome. Even in 2018, not everyone has equal access to quality oral care. In spite of changes and improvements to dentistry, the number of adults accessing dental care has remained steady.

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Does your Office Need a “Dental Manager”?

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding the position of office manager in a dental practice. Many people assume that large practices need an office manager while small clinics shouldn’t waste resources on hiring one. Some dentists even think that office managers create more problems than solve them.

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Modes of Payment for your Dental Office – Are you Lacking?

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding the position of office manager in a dental practice. Many people assume that large practices need an office manager while small clinics shouldn’t waste resources on hiring one. Some dentists even think that office managers create more problems than solve them.

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Hands on Dental Marketing – Don’t Lose Touch!

In today’s connected world, dentists cannot afford to ignore modern marketing methods. Tried and tested strategies like advertising in the Yellow Pages no longer work well, if at all. Practices have to use a mix of social media marketing, print, online ads, and patient referrals to bring in new patients.

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